Joe Hamilton (producer)

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Joe Hamilton
Born Joseph Henry Hamilton, Jr
(1929-01-06)January 6, 1929
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Died June 9, 1991(1991-06-09) (aged 62)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Spouse(s) Gloria Hartley
Carol Burnett 1963–1984
Sandy Troggio, 1991

Joseph Henry Hamilton (January 6, 1929 – June 9, 1991) was an American television producer and actor.

Career[edit]

Hamilton at left with Fred Allen as a member of The Skylarks in 1954. The vocal group was part of the Judge for Yourself cast.

Beginning his career as a singer and composer with a vocal group, The Skylarks, Hamilton became the producer of The Garry Moore Show in 1958, where actress Carol Burnett was a regular. With The Skylarks, he appeared on many early television programs, including Dinah Shore's.[1] He worked with Burnett on the short-lived CBS variety show The Entertainers and her long-running eponymous series as executive producer and composer of its theme song.[2] Hamilton made one brief acting appearance, as Duke Reeves on Mama's Family.

Hamilton won five Emmy Awards, the first for The Garry Moore Show, which featured Burnett.

Personal life[edit]

Hamilton was the sibling of television actress Kipp Hamilton.

His first marriage to Gloria Hartley produced eight children.[1]

Hamilton married Carol Burnett on May 4, 1963. They had three children, including Carrie Hamilton, before divorcing in 1984.

He married Sandy Troggio in 1991, before dying of cancer that same year. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Glenn Fowler (12 June 1991). "Joe Hamilton, 62, a Top Producer Of Television Specials, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ "The Carol Burnett Show". ClassicThemes.com. The Media Management Group. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 

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